Independent Non-Executive Chair
Ken was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Chair of CMO on 1st July 2021. He was previously chief executive of the quoted investment bank Teather & Greenwood. Ken brings over 36 years of City experience and a strong understanding of shareholder value, strategic planning and corporate transactions. Ken is a former chairman of the QCA and a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute. Ken is currently chairman of the SDI Group plc and non-executive chairman of Gear4music plc, both AIM quoted companies.
Chief Executive Officer
Dean joined CMO as chairman in 2017, becoming Executive Chairman in 2020 and CEO in 2021. He has been on the board of Gear4music since 2012, serving as chairman until 2015. Gear4music has grown revenues from under £12m when he joined to almost £160m in the year to March 2021. He was recently also non-executive at French Connection Group plc and chairman at the Neville Johnson Group. Dean’s previous roles include former CFO and CEO of Myriad Childrenswear Group. Dean has over 35 years’ worth of experience in retail.
Chief Operating Officer
Suzanne has held various senior roles in construction, manufacturing and service for over 34 years. Suzanne joined CMO in July 2018 initially as CFO and is now COO, in her role she is responsible for operational delivery of strategy, performance and running of the day-to-day operations. Before her role at CMO, Suzanne acted as CFO at RS Connect Group, where she was responsible for all financial compliance matters. Previous to this Suzanne spent five years at Vodafone Automotive UK Ltd as finance and operations director.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan joined CMO in December 2020. He previously held various positions, including financial directorship roles, at Antler and Yumi International Limited (an ecommerce womenswear retailer). Jonathan is ACA qualified.
Helen Deeble CBE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Helen was appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of CMO on 1st July 2021. Helen was CEO of P&O Ferries for almost 12 years until 2017. She was a non executive director, audit committee member and chair of the pension funds at Port of London Authority for six years until 2020. She is currently a non-executive director at Carnival Corporation & plc and sits on their Remuneration Committee. Helen brings experience of senior finance and general management roles in retail, logistics, transport and leisure, in B2B and B2C environments. She is a Chartered Accountant.
James is a partner at KCP and was appointed Non-Executive Director of CMO on 1st July 2021 as KCP’s representative on the Company’s Board. Alongside CMO, James has held a number of other board roles within the KCP portfolio. Prior to joining KCP in 2016 James was a Director at FTI Consulting and previously qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA-ICAEW) at Grant Thornton UK LLP.